Salutary Neglect

A large undocumented long lasting policy that the British had meaning to keep the american colonies obedient to England.


Settling of Jamestown


In the year 1607 settlers from England landed on the banks of the James River and established the first English colony of Jamestown.

Virginia House of Burgesses


The House of Burgesses was the first assembly of elected representatives of English colonists in North America.

Mayflower Compact


This was the first governing document of the Plymouth colony. Written by the saints.

Pilgrims Land in Plymouth Rock


Plymouth rock is the place where William Bradford and the Mayflower pilgrims who founded Plymouth colony landed.

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut


These orders describe the government set up by the Connecticut river towns.

Bacon's Rebellion


An armed rebellion by Virginia settlers led by young Nathaniel Bacon against William Berkeley.

Glorious Revolution


The overthrow of King James the Second of England by a union of english parliamentarians.

English Bill of Rights


It was a restatement in statutory form of the Declaration of Right presented by the Convention Parliament to William and Mary.

Salem Witch Trials


The Salem Witch Trials were a series of trials on people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts.

John Peter Zenger


Zenger began printing The New Weekly Journal to voice his opinions about the colonial governor and was later jailed.